noun (plural scabies) Etymology: Latin, from scabere to scratch Date: 1814 contagious itch or mange especially with exudative crusts that is caused by parasitic mites (especially Sarcoptes scabiei) • scabietic adjective

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  • scabies — ► NOUN ▪ a contagious skin disease marked by itching and small raised red spots, caused by the itch mite. ORIGIN Latin, from scabere to scratch …   English terms dictionary

  • scabies — [skā′bēz, skā′bē ēz΄] n. [L, roughness, itch: see SCAB] a contagious skin disease caused by a parasitic mite (Sarcoptes scabiei) that burrows under the skin to deposit eggs, causing intense itching scabietic [skā′bē et′ik] adj …   English World dictionary

  • Scabies — Klassifikation nach ICD 10 B86 Skabies Krätze …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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